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Conservation Workers – Seasonal
Category: Horticulture

The Holden Arboretum
Kirtland, Ohio

Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2013



Conservation Workers – Seasonal


The Holden Arboretum is recruiting for seasonal workers to assist in locating invasive plants and using mechanical or chemical methods to remove them from our natural areas. The season typically runs from May into October, but shorter work periods may be arranged.


In addition to plant control, responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Collecting detailed information on plant populations and site conditions; electronic mapping using GPS and GIS technology; data entry and recordkeeping; equipment maintenance; trail maintenance; and other projects as needed.


Working Conditions:

  • Work outdoors in all types of weather conditions.
  • Work in and around poison ivy and poison sumac, shallow water, mud and brush.
  • Work around stinging insects.


Requirements of the position include:

  • Willingness to apply herbicides.
  • Use of hand pruners, loppers, hand saws, backpack sprayers and other application equipment.
  • Good Interpersonal skills.
  • Able to work independently or within small work teams with minimal supervision.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Safe operation and routine maintenance of mowing equipment and power brush-cutters.
  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record.


Essential Elements of the position with or without reasonable accommodation:

  • Perform required tasks in all weather conditions.
  • Good vision and hearing.
  • Ability to understand basic instructions using the English language.
  • Hand and arm dexterity.
  • Walking and working on wet, uneven, slippery terrain.
  • Occasionally lifting and carrying of up to 50 lbs.
  • Kneeling, bending, stooping, grabbing, and reaching.
  • Climbing ladders.
  • Work with and around herbicides and deer repellent.


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Posting Date:  February 2013

Closing Date:  Until Filled



The Holden Arboretum is an equal opportunity, ADA employer and a drug-free workplace.

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